In a nutshell: A plummy, fruity and characterful Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.
The lowdown: This premium, single barrel bourbon is complex, full-bodied and very smooth. It has fruity, spicy, floral aromas with notes of caramel, vanilla, cocoa and maple syrup which lead onto a mellow yet robust full-bodied palate with hints of ripe plum and cherries. Long and smooth with a delicate mellow finish.
The history of the Four Roses Distilllery goes back to the late 1800s, In 1888 Paul Jones Jr, the founder of the company, trademarked the name Four Roses and at that time the business was based in Louisville, Kentucky. Later, in 1922, they purchased the Frankfort Distilling Company, further expanding their operations. In 1943 the drinks conglomerate Seagrams purchased the Frankfort Distilling Co mainly to acquire the name 'Four Roses' by then one of the most recognized names in Bourbon. In 2002 Japan's Kirin Brewery Company purchased the brand and production facilities in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and it's from here that their sought after bourbons are still made and distributed throughout the USA and wider world.